- Aug 26 Sun 2012 20:29
- Jul 01 Sun 2012 17:32
40 Taiwanese foods we can't live without
From mountains of shaved ice to chicken cutlets as big as your face, Taiwanese eats all come with superlatives
By Hiufu Wong
Small eats are the big thing in Taiwan where the philosophy is eat often and eat well.
Sure, there's the internationally accepted three-meals-a-day format of dining, but why be so limited when you can make like the Taiwanese and do some gourmet snacking at any time of the day, all day, every day?
The capital Taipei has around 20 streets dedicated to snacking.
- Jun 10 Sun 2012 19:49
Taipei, June 8 (CNA) Bubblicity, Ireland's first Taiwanese bubble tea shop, has quickly gained a following among Dubliners since opening in May.
The launch of the drink shop has also brought widespread attention to Taiwan's famous bubble tea drink from Irish radio broadcasters and television channel.
Dublin Institute of Technology student Robert O'Hara, who majors in trade and Chinese, said he has been inviting classmates to try out the shop's drinks after class.
O'Hara, who once wrote a report for school on Taiwan's bubble tea market, said he hoped to taste the authentic version of the Taiwanese drink when he begins a stint as an exchange student at National Chengchi University later this year.
The founders of the shop -- Karl Mulvee, Ronan Murphy, and Ivano Cafolla -- were working in different businesses before deciding to give the beverage shop a try.
The three decided to import the Taiwanese drink after stumbling across bubble tea during a visit to London, and they hope to one day be able to visit Taiwan, the acknowledged kingdom of bubble tea.
What makes the shop unusual is the founders' insistence on sticking to traditional Taiwanese flavors and accessories by importing all of their ingredients from tapioca balls to thick straws from Taiwan.
The seals on the top of the cups even come with printed traditional Chinese characters for terms such as "half sugar" and "no ice."
Murphy said Irish people like to try out new things, and the shop will let first timers know that the drink comes from Taiwan and encourage customers to come up with their own flavors.
- May 31 Thu 2012 22:12
Shaun Bettinson is a British man who loves Taiwan very much. He would like to show his love to Taiwan by putting a massive poster composed of 20121010 photos on Taipei 101 on Double 10th Day this year. In the photos, everyone must do the V pose. You can learn more about him here: